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Francis H. Beuten
(06-14-1920 - 03-26-2013)

 

 

Francis (Frank) H. Beuten, 92, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 after a brief illness.  Francis was born on June 14, 1920 in Latrobe, PA.  He lived in Elgin for more than 60 years where he also retired from the Elgin National Watch Company and was a member of St. Laurence Church and the St. Edward High School Booster Club. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Elizabeth; his parents, Howard and Blanche; his stepmother, Margaret; and his siblings Joseph, Joan and Christine.

Francis is survived by his son, John (Carolyn), of Elgin, and daughter Mary (Roger) Shafer, of  Monroe, OH, as well as five grandchildren: Matthew (Dawn) Beuten, Kari Beuten Leitch, Mark (Sheila) Shafer, Kimberly Beuten (Hans) Vrensen and Jeff (Linda) Shafer; seven great-grandchildren: Jacob, Jennifer, Andrew, Katherine, Saskia, John and Corinne; siblings: Mary, Melva, Thomas, Thelma, Madonna, Monica,  Edward, Anthony, Fredrick; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin.  Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Wednesday morning at the church from 9:15 AM until the time of mass.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in the names of Francis and Elizabeth Beuten to the St. Laurence Church Debt Reduction Fund.  For information 847-741-8800 or www.laridfamilyfuneralservices.com.

 


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